De Smet highschool college students gather 11 tons of meals to donate

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) — For the previous six weeks, De Smet Jesuit Excessive Faculty has been competing with different Jesuit excessive faculties throughout the nation for the Nice Ignatian Meals Assortment.

The aim was to gather 9 tons of non-perishable meals to donate to an area pantry. And, effectively, De Smet has blown his thoughts by harvesting 11 tons of meals within the final six weeks. In perspective, that is the load of two Asian elephants.

College students unloaded vans of meals at St. Patrick’s Heart on Tuesday.

“I knew we might obtain the aim. Our college students are as much as the problem each time we ask them to be beneficiant,” mentioned President Ronny O’Dwyer. “The motto of our faculty is that we’re males for others, and so they actually understood it and made it their very own. Particularly this time of yr, and particularly popping out of covid, there’s a heightened consciousness of what the world wants and so they need to do their greatest to assist out as greatest they will.

This was the primary yr of the gathering and De Smet intends to make it an annual occasion and hopes to contain extra native faculties.